"Jones has terrific elan with his relaxed vocal energy that turns Bartolo's house into bedlam." John Slavin - The Age

Andrew Jones is one of Australia’s most outstanding young baritones. After completing three years at the Victorian College of the Arts, he built up an impressive list of credits with Australia’s leading performing organisations. Andrew’s many roles for Opera Australia have included.....

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  ”Australian baritone Andrew Jones shone as Escamillo, playing his part with much style.”


 

Baritone Andrew Jones never intended to be a singer. He stumbled on a career in voice whilst marking time waiting to gain entry to drama school. The discovery was serendipitous because this young singer,  presently a member of the  Moffat Oxenbould Young Artist Program with Opera Australia is able to combine his love of acting with his gift of the voice.

Jones was surrounded by singing as he grew – his maternal grandfather was a singer and his father trained as one. However, Jones himself didn’t consider singing in a ‘classical’ sense at school. He was never a chorister, although he did take on roles in music theatre – Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof, and Frederick/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate.

Attending Open Day for drama school at the Victorian College Arts, he was told to return in 3 years. Apart from this 3 year wait, it was an hour before his father would collect him and Jones found himself in the music school. There he auditioned for renowned baritone Ronald Maconaghie who offered him a place in the vocal programme, and the rest, as they say, is history!